Will the VA Pay for Your Parent’s Nursing Home Care?

Nursing home care for an elderly parent can be extremely costly, which is why the government instituted different benefit programs to help seniors in need. One of these programs is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Health Care benefits are available to any veteran who served in the United States military on active service, and received any discharge from service other than a dishonorable discharge. VA Health Care benefits provide coverage for doctor and specialist visits, mental health care services, and in-patient hospital stays, in addition to long and short term stays in nursing homes.

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San Fernando Valley Elder Law Attorney Answers: “Who is Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Costs?”

Tweet Like residents in more than half of the states in the U.S., California citizens are subject to filial responsibility laws. This means that adult children are financially responsible to pay for costs relating to their elderly parents’ care, including nursing home and other long-term care costs. But, like many …

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